Garden

Garden

You are spending your time
In the garden for a change. The worms slither

Like miniature snakes. The myena birds
Fly around searching for a nesting place.

There’s a crow on the asbestos roof
Greeting you like an ominous omen.

You hear a bell from the postman
Delivering a letter from Australia. There’s a rose

Blooming as the cynosure while
Butterflies are curling around the blooms

Searching for nectar. And as I gaze
At this hodge-podge of unfazed beauty

I could feel my senses train to the surroundings,
While my mind confesses to the soul.

Its almost like having a new screensaver

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meandererworld (Dilantha Gunawardana)

Dr Dilantha Gunawardana is a molecular biologist, who graduated from the University of Melbourne. He moonlights as a poet. Dilantha wrote his first poem at the ripe age of 32 and now has more than 1700 poems on his blog. His poems have been accepted/published in Forage, Kitaab, Eastlit, American Journal of Poetry and Ravens Perch, among others. He was also awarded the prize for "The emerging writer of the year - 2016" in the Godage National Literary Awards, Sri Lanka for his first collection of poems (Kite Dreams – A Sarasavi Publication), while being shortlisted for the poetry prize. Dilantha is a dual citizen of Sri Lanka and Australia, and shares his experiences from two different cultures. He blogs at - https://meandererworld. wordpress.com/

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